Values and Vision: ‘Aspiring to excellence’

The Cedars Academy is an 11 to 18 academy in Birstall that is committed to exacting high standards, raising attainment and demanding creative excellence from its staff and pupils. At the Cedars Academy we are driven to ensure pupil success is at the core of all our work. We provide a vibrant and engaging curriculum which promotes the love of learning, and prepares young people for the next steps in their lives.

We believe that through careful planning and delivering the very best teaching at every stage of their educational journey that pupils at The Cedars Academy will make outstanding progress. We will rigorously check all pupils are making progress in their learning and intervene decisively to remove any barriers to pupil achievement.

We know that by working hard and aspiring to excellence in all we do, pupils at The Cedars Academy will achieve the best possible outcomes and success. We are ambitious and aspirational for our staff and pupils; we believe passionately that every pupil will succeed and are committed to equality of opportunity.

Jason Smith
Head of Academy


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    Year 6 Induction Day Information

    21st June 2016

    Year 6 Induction Day Information Transition from Year 6 into Year 7 is upon us and we are very excited to meet all of the pupils that will be joining us in August/September. We have been visiting pupils in their primary schools recently and are so pleased to see so much enthusiasm and excitement about… Read more »

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    End of Year Show: Oliver

    17th June 2016

    The Cedars Academy pupils are working very hard rehearsing for the upcoming production of ‘Oliver.’ Here is a ‘snippet’ of what is to come! These photos show Fagin with Bill Sykes and the Artful Dodger taking place in a lunchtime drama workshop led by one of our ex pupils, Dan Simpson. Here the pupils are… Read more »

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    The First Year 11 Prom

    6th June 2016

    The Cedars Academy had our first ever Yr11 Prom on Thursday, May 26th. The pupils were given an opportunity to let their hair down in the middle of their exams and boy did they do that! A great evening enjoyed by both pupils and staff alike. Well done Year 11 and Good Luck in your… Read more »

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    Leicester Riders @ the WhiteHorse

    27th May 2016

    The Leicester Riders Basketball team are really looking forward to coming along to the White Horse Pub in Birstall on Sunday 5th June from 4-6pm. They will be sharing Basketball skills and engaging with children and adults. The Riders will also be running competitions, giving away prizes and just hanging out and getting to know… Read more »

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    Smoking Anti-smoking

    12th May 2016

    Vote for The Cedars Academy in The National Cut Anti—Smoking Film Competition Six of our fantastic Year 8 pupils have made an anti-smoking short film called ‘Stupid Smoking’ with the help of Smokescreen (an anti-smoking organisation; in order to get the message across about the damage that smoking can do. It is now down… Read more »

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    New Opening

    29th April 2016

    We were delighted to formally open the new entrance and Reception of The Cedars Academy on Tuesday 26th April. We were joined by many members of the local community. Special Guest was Hugh Howe, the executive Principal of the Lionheart Academy Trust who had the vision for a new 11 to 18 Academy in Birstall…. Read more »

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